Monthly Archives: August 2013

Why 4 people drowned on our lakes this year–don’t be next

By Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Specialist So far this year, four people lost their lives to drowning at a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir on the Savannah River. Sadly, these victims never returned home to their loved ones after … Continue reading

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Weekly Declaration and Projection 8/28/2013

By Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Specialist Today water managers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the weekly declaration and 10-week projection for the Savannah River reservoirs. Daily average release rates at the Hartwell Dam will target 8,723 cubic … Continue reading

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Volunteers needed for annual lake clean-up campaigns

In honor of National Public Lands Day, we are hosting our annual clean-up campaigns at lakes Hartwell, Richard B. Russell and J. Strom Thurmond. The start dates vary by project, but all campaigns conclude on Sept. 28, National Public Lands … Continue reading

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The significance of water supply in the SRB

By Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Specialist Editor’s Note: This article is the first in a two-part series that discusses the importance of water supply and water quality as congressional purposes for the Savannah River Basin dams and reservoirs. When was … Continue reading

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Weekly Declaration and Projection 08/21/2013

By Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Specialist Today water managers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the weekly declaration and 10-week projection for the Savannah River reservoirs. Daily average release rates at the Hartwell Dam will decrease to 4,855 … Continue reading

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Water Management website update

By Russell Wicke, Corporate Communications Officer Our water management website will remain unavailable for a few more weeks due to unexpected complications. Our team continues to work this issue as a top priority. We understand upper-basin stakeholders depend on this … Continue reading

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Video: New Commander discusses basin priorities

Last month we welcomed a new commander to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, Col. Thomas J. Tickner. In his first few weeks as commander, he’s been getting to know the district inside out—including our management of the … Continue reading

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Weekly Declaration and Projection 8/14/2013

By Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Specialist Today water managers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the weekly declaration and 10-week projection for the Savannah River reservoirs. The declaration calls for outflows at the Hartwell Dam to remain at … Continue reading

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Weekly Declaration and Projection 8/8/2013

According to the National Weather Service, above average rainfall is being forecasted over the next three months. Since the July high water event, this week’s declaration is the first to show a scheduled cessation of weekend outflows at Hartwell and … Continue reading

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July 2013 sets new rainfall records, sees reservoirs jump

By Billy Birdwell, Public Affairs Specialist Wow! What an exciting month we just had in the Savannah River basin! Last month set the July record for rainfall at all three reservoirs. Hartwell Lake received 13.37 inches, Russell Lake received 9.97 … Continue reading

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